Evidence

In a hard-to-heal wound, electrical stimulation can trigger the cellular processes needed to kick-start wound healing.

Faster healing

  • More than 80 per cent of non-healing wounds healed within 20 weeks5,20,21
  • In wounds that were treated with Accel-Heal, the mean area of the wounds that healed was nearly twice as large (1.7-times) as in a placebo group2

Relieves pain

  • 87per cent reduction in pain during the 12-day treatment period1
  • Some patients reported pain reduction within hours of application20

Improved quality of life

  • Patients able to return to normal social activities thanks to experiencing less pain and increased mobility1,5,7,8
  • After being treated with Accel-Heal, some patients were able to go back to work.22

Cost Effective

  • Reduces the per-patient cost of managing a venous ulcer by up to £936 per annum resulting in a reduction in cost to the NHS by 11% for treatment of venous leg ulcers.
  • Reduces the costs of dressing changes by up to a third
  • Reduces the number of nursing visits needed per patient per year by 17 – 34%
References

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1. Turner N, L. Ovens. Clinical outcome results and quality of life improvements using electroceutical treatment * – Patient perspectives. In: EWMA 2018. ; 2018.

2. Guest J, Singh H, Rana K, Vowden P. Cost-effectiveness of an electroceutical device in treating non-healing venous leg ulcers: results of an RCT. J Wound Care. 2018;27(4):230-243.

5. Ovens L. Supporting the Triple Aim Framework objectives in Scotland using an innovative electroceutical therapy * to improve clinical and economic benefits for patients with venous leg ulcers ( VLUs ) Using an innovative electroceutical therapy * to improve clini. In: Presented at EWMA. ; 2019.

7. Turner N. Right Care , Right Time : – An evaluation using an electroceutical treatment * to determine the clinical outcomes in a large NHS Trust Nicola Turner , Tissue Viability Nurse in a large community NHS partnership Trust & Liz Ovens , Independent Tissue Viabi. In: Wounds UK. ; 2017.

8. Lynch O, Kiernan C, Strapp H, et al. A study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Accel Heal electroceutical device as an adjunctive treatment to vascular foot ulcers. In: EWMA 2019. ; 2019.

0. Ovens L. Improving clinical outcomes and reducing the cost of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) using externally applied electroceutical therapy in a Community NHS Trust. In: Wounds UK. ; 2019. doi:10.1111/12

21. Turner N, Ovens L. The results of a clinical evaluation of Accel-Heal® electroceutical treatment in a large NHS Trust. Wounds UK. 2017;13(4):92-99.

22. Greaves T. Improving patient quality of life with innovative electroceutical technology: A case series. In: Presented at Wounds UK. ; 2014.

Case studies

Positive examples of how Accel-Heal has kick-started healing for our patients and improved their quality of life.

Clinical evidence

A wealth of studies have recognised that electric stimulation improves the healing process whilst reducing pain and inflammation. Learn more about the evidence behind Accel-Heal and how it allows patients to recover faster and get back to their daily lives.

Resources & downloads

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